Slovak Republic

Population size: 

5,460, 136 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence: 23% [2]

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months:  6% [3]

In 2003, 59 % of Czech women reported having experienced violence at least once in their life [4]

The 2014 European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights survey data results showed that 32 % of women in the Czech Republic have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15, and 16 % of people in the Czech Republic said they knew a woman within their area or neighbourhood who has been a victim of domestic violence [5]

During the period 2009—2013, 2 999 cases of rape were recorded, of which 1,867 persons were investigated and convicted [6]

In 2013, 21 women in the Czech Republic were killed by their partners or former partners. [7]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.


Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

The European Institute for Gender Equality has estimated that the cost of intimate partner violence against women in the Czech Republic could amount to EUR 2 billion per year. This figure was calculated according to the methodology used in EIGE’s 2014 study. [8]

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.


Current law and policy:

The Government of the Slovak Republic commits to take concrete measures to prevent domestic and gender-based violence.

The Government of the Slovak Republic, through the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, will take concrete steps to support and expand the existing counselling services and shelters for women experiencing violence in intimate relations and develop a legislative framework and standards for VAW services in line with the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. It will establish a national coordination mechanism to address domestic and gender-based violence in a systematic manner. The Government will support a national 24/7 free hotline service for victims of domestic violence, in line with a coordinated approach of the EU member states. Slovakia also commits to adopt a new National Action Plan for the Elimination and Prevention of Violence against Women that takes into account responsibilities of the state parties as specified in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.


 

Sources


[1] Worldometer, “Slovakia Population (Live)”, (worldometers.info)

[2], [3] European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

[4] http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/exchange_of_good_practice_es/cz_comments_paper_en.pdf

[5] European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2014). Violence Against Women: An EU Wide Survey, Main Results. Publication Office of the European Union: Luxembourg

[6] http://www.vlada.cz/assets/ppov/rovne-prilezitosti-zen-a-muzu/dokumenty/Beijing_Declaration_National_review.pdf

[7] Joint Eurostat and UNODC data (2013)

[8] European Institute for Gender Equality (2014). Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union. Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg